Poetry of Kansas


Tears in the morning are opals,
Caught on a thread of dew;
Tears at noon are rubies
With their stirring, noble hue;
But tears in the evening are moonlit pearls
That make me think of you.

__Dorothy Ruth Durkee

Contemporary Kansas Poetry
Helen Rhoda Hoopes
page 55
(Kansas City: Joseph D. Havens Company. 1927)

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